Massage Therapy in La Crescent
Massage therapy is a great tool to support your overall health and wellness goals. It can be beneficial for individuals with acute or chronic conditions as well as for those seeking relaxation. It can improve health and wellness through its effects on the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual.
Research is showing that massage and bodywork therapy may help:
Reduce headache frequency and severity
Alleviate pain, soreness, stiffness, and muscle spasms
Promote relaxation and stress reduction
Relieve back pain
Boost the body's immune system functioning
Decrease the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and fibromyalgia
Lower blood pressure
Decrease anxiety levels and alleviate depressive symptoms
Reduce post-operative pain
Improve quality of sleep and life
Uses varying types of long, pressured strokes to open up tense areas and increase blood flow. This practice reduces pain and joint stiffness and is the preferred method used to improve blood flow in those with poor circulation.
Deep Tissue / Therapeutic / Neuromuscular Massage
Sessions can help relieve chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow, firm strokes and deep finger pressure on the tense or contracted areas. These techniques are used to soothe pain and stiffness in muscles, tendons, and fascia. This treatment enhances blood supply to the problem areas helping to diminish pain.
Hot Stone Massage
Uses warmed stones to help relax muscles. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work.
Helps reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps relax nerve tension -- which aids in better sleep -- and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.